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Offline Xtra Crispy

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Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:13:05 PM »
If I wrapped the inside of my gas grill cover with alum foil,  would that insulate and keep more heat in ?

Any side-effects ?

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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 11:05:12 PM »
I doubt it would have a meaningful impact.
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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 11:12:34 PM »
Wrap your hand in tinfoil then stick it into a flame.  That will provide your answer.

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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 11:13:28 PM »
But please don't actually do that, the answer is both painful and "No".

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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 11:18:41 PM »
Your best bet is to follow the design that Scott123 already recommend.  Dr. Scotty is hard core pizza.  I have met the man and the legend.  He doesn't stray far from the truth. Although we dissagre on the BEST NY slice, his thoughts are usually above the 98th percentile.  :-D
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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 09:49:39 AM »
I think that a better term would be reflect, not insulate. It will reflect some heat, but I suspect that most will conduct right through.
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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 10:41:54 AM »
But please don't actually do that, the answer is both painful and "No".
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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 08:51:17 PM »
Xtra, not sure what your goal is.  Scott is certainly the expert.  If you are concerned about the heat loss when you open the hood to load and unload,  I had some success last year with making a small block, so that I could prop the hood open 2 or 3 inches to load and unload.  It was much better than when you open the hood all the way and let out all the heat.  OTOH, you would get better results if you put in a source to capture and reflect the heat, like a stone, a few inches above the pizza stone.

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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 09:26:43 PM »
barryvabeach, excellent idea.....I like it.

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Re: Aluminum foil to insulate Gas Grill
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 11:36:44 PM »
Xtra, not sure what your goal is.  Scott is certainly the expert.  If you are concerned about the heat loss when you open the hood to load and unload,  I had some success last year with making a small block, so that I could prop the hood open 2 or 3 inches to load and unload.  It was much better than when you open the hood all the way and let out all the heat.  OTOH, you would get better results if you put in a source to capture and reflect the heat, like a stone, a few inches above the pizza stone.
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